New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and chief ministers will get vaccinated against Coronavirus in phase two, according to reports on Thursday. The next preference for Coronavirus vaccination will be given to netas (ministers) who are above 50 years of age.Also Read - International Flights: Singapore Airlines Begins Flight Operations From India Through VTL: Check Full Schedule Here

PM Modi had on Saturday kicked off the much-awaited Coronavirus vaccine drive in the country. As he launched the pan-India rollout of COVID-19 vaccination drive through a video conference, PM Modi had said that Indian vaccines are the cheapest and best in the world. Moreover, he had also warned people against any laxity shown in wearing masks and maintaining social distancing. Also Read - Delhi Metro Services To Resume As Per Regular Weekend Schedule On All Lines From Today

The nation is currently in its first phase of Coronavirus vaccination. Under it, the Centre plans to vaccinate nearly 30 crore people, with priority to the healthcare and frontline workers who are estimated to be around three crores, followed by those above 50 years of age and the under-50 population with comorbidities numbering around 27 crores. Also Read - Haryana Relaxes Lockdown Curbs; Allows Cinema Halls, Theatres To Open With 50% Capacity | Full List of Guidelines Here

India’s COVID-19 caseload crossed 1.06 crore with 15,223 new infections being reported in a day, while the recoveries have surged to 1,02,65,706, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday. The total cases have increased to 1,06,10,883. The death toll mounted to 1,52,869 with 151 daily new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,02,65,706 pushing the national COVID-19 recovery rate of 96.75 per cent.The COVID-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.44 per cent.